'Football is gay' - new NFL ad shows support to LGBTQ+ community

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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A new ad from the NFL declares "Football is gay" as a show of support to the LGBTQ+ community after Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib came out as gay.

The NFL is sending a powerful message of support to the LGBTQ+ community, a week after Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib came out as gay.

He's the first active NFL player to do so.

The league tweeted out a new commercial which starts out by saying "football is gay."

It then adds "football is lesbian, queer, transgender, bisexual, American and freedom."

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The 30-second spot offers a link to the Trevor Project, an organization that provides suicide prevention services to the LGBTQ+ community.

Nassib pledged to donate $100,000 to the nonprofit which saw its online donations skyrocket after his announcement.